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the new york city police officer offered a homeless man a pair of boots on a cold night. or a tennessee boy who helped his brother complete in a triathlon and who could forget this libyan child who doesn't believe in hate holding a sign apologizing for the embassy attack in benghazi. so much to be thankful for even in this very difficult time. we continue our coverage of the connecticut elementary school shooting right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm john berman. we're in newtown, connecticut, this morning. >> i'm kate bolduan. you're watching our continuing coverage. it feels like we've been here a long time just trying to figure out what's going on with the story. president obama will be coming here later today and meet with some of the victims' families and we're told he will speak at a vigil being held tonight. meanwhile, the community is grieving. we saw more vigils here last night really moving vigils. 20 children and 6 adults died in friday's shooting inside sandy hook elementary. we should begin hearing the first funeral plans for some of the victims very soon. we also want
in this country over gun control. president obama promising once again, quote, meaningful action. new york city mayor, a staunch gun control advocate, michael bloomberg who endorsed president obama for presidency, says the issue is his now. >> the president campaigned in '08 on a gun control began, and the only legislation that the president has signed since then, one is the right to carry a gun in national parks where our kids play, and one is the right to carry guns on amtrak. i assume that's to stop the rash of train robberies which stopped back in the 1800s. >> joining me now is jonathan -- i want to put a null screen here, this is from the president of the brady center, and he said this in part, i won't read everything there, but he said in part, we genuinely believe this one is different. it's different because no decent human being can look at a tragedy like this and be outraged by the fact that it can happen in our nation and because this time we're really poised to harness that outrage and create a focused exchange. we know that the outrage and the sadness unfortunately, it will dissip
is chairman of child and adolescent psychiatry at new york university land gon medical center, and an experiment on childhood trauma. >> it's related in a strong way to problems with depression, suicide, obesity, even some cancer rates, heart disease. and that's why there's so much attention going into helping people who have experienced trauma. >> reporter: already, the inevitable shrines have appeared. the vigils have begun. newtown is wearing its broken heart on its sleeve. but we've seen this before, too. if only grieving in public could fix things, could end the killings. but in the end, hugs are not enough. >> osgood: just ahead, none of the above. [ female announcer ] now deliciousness can happen at almost anytime. thanks to new jif chocolate flavored hazelnut spread. ♪ now anytime of the day can be delicious time. ♪ choosy moms choose jif. >> osgood: the words, in god we trust, can be found on all our currency, a reflection of the importance of religion in american lives. at least the lives of many of us, but not all of us. our sunday morning cover story is reporte
. and there's already article. a "new york times" article today about michael cooper about what will happen with the gun debate. we've had sorts of stories written after abby gifford was shot. it seems like something has changed but maybe it's because of the moral obscenity that it's so past anything conceivable. and so, i wanted to trace for a moment, as we're thinking about where the white house is going to be on the. everyone is talking about the president, where the president has been in the past. what the trajectory of his stance on this issue is. he's moved in one direction and quite directionally without much wavering back and forth. as a young politician he was in the area of the country with some of the strictest gun safety regime in the country and incredible political constituency for that. he was a strong advocate. in 1996, when running for state senate illinois when asked, do you support legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns and he answered, yes." later a staff in 2007 of his campaign told politico a staff member had answered that question for him
critics whether it is new york city mayor or democrats in the president's party, they have heard this so many times before, one tragedy after another but there has not been action. but it has been clear in talking to the white house officials, the president doesn't believe this is the time and place as the families are grieving to talk about something that is a political issue. what he hinted on friday suggests in the days and weeks ahead he believes this should be a debate in this country and legislative action. the precise specifics will be debated. >>gregg: thank you, ed henry, in new town. thank you. >>heather: starting at 6:00 p.m. eastern for coverage of the president's visit to newtown and the interfaith vigil he will attend the program is hosted by fox news channel bret baier happening live right here on fox. >>gregg: disturbing developments in the curt cut -- connecticut shooting, the police say the gunman had a massive arsenal of firepower including hundreds of bullets. mike? >>reporter: yes, hundreds of rounds were fired according to the connecticut state police. most came fro
that has popped up. he will avoid that tonight. as you mentioned, the mayor bloomberg from new york city was on a sunday show today pushing the president hard saying he owes the american people, and republicans are saying second amendment is a cherished right. the bottom line from the white house aides is the president doesn't think this is the time or place, tonight, and he knows there will an great debate in the days ahead. he set high expectation on friday when he said he wants meaningful act and he will face pressure to follow through on that but tonight the aides say this is about prayers. >>bret: he has done this before. he has had practice. >>reporter: absolutely. in tucson, he gave reports for republicans and democrats and independents saying he spoke for an entire nation. it wasn't just speaking for democrats. same after aurora he met the victims in the hospital, folks who survived that shooting at the movie theater. again, he is going through this and that is why he will face treasure in the second term to act. >>bret: thank you, ed. 26 lives were taken inside the school. each
was reportedly a huge new york giants fan. his favorite player was cruz. cruz tweet add photo of his gloves and cleats. he has written pinto's name on them. is he going to wear them today in the game against the atlanta falcons. the entire league will observe moments of silence before today's games. well secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify at this week's benghazi hearings on capitol hill following news from the state department that she fell ill and suffered a concussion this week. will she eventually testify after she recovers? congressman henry, a democrat from texas and matt thorn berry a republican also from texas join us with their reactions to that news and much more this week. welcome to you both. congressman clare. i will start with you. if there is anything you would like to share in response to the connecticut tragedy? >> first of all i just have to say my prayers and my sympathies to the families. it has to be a very difficult time. especially right before christmas, so, again, my prayers to all of the families and the first responders there. >> shannon: congressm
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